Master in Nursing
«With the Master of Science in Nursing students are well prepared to continually improve and develop professional nursing care within the integrative health care system.»
Become an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with your Master of Science in Nursing
Profile and career prospects
The MSc in Nursing prepares you for the role of APN nursing expert. You will deepen and expand your knowledge with sound scientific findings in your study specialisation and acquire competencies for extended clinical practice, professional leadership and research.
Graduates are able to offer effective care based on the latest scientific findings. Using their professional knowledge, graduates are able to actively promote the development of public health.
The Master of Science in Nursing is open to people with a strong interest in patient-oriented research questions who want to expand their nursing expertise and help shape the development of nursing care. The study programme is therefore suitable for persons who enjoy analytical thinking, have good problem-solving skills and are happy to systematically develop evidence-based nursing knowledge and new concepts for nursing practice. A high degree of independent learning and working is just as essential as a good knowledge of English.
«Students are individually supervised based on an integrative approach of teaching, research and practice. They will become Advanced Practice Nurses who are developing and guiding sustainable professional nursing practice.»
Dr. Daniela Händler-Schuster, Lecturer Master in Nursing
Structure of the course
The MScN is a modular course structured into four groups of modules and the master thesis. The modules include 5 ECTS and the Master thesis 20 ECTS.
Students enhancing and refining their knowledge in the modules on Advanced Clinical Assessment, Intervention & Outcome and Self-Management. In the Master thesis, they bring together their wealth of practical experience and accumulated knowledge in order to produce a coherent and scientific piece of work.
Students can already complete a clinical placement with a Nursing Expert APN (work-shadowing) as part of the Advanced Practice Nursing module during the first semester of the MScN programme. Transfer modules enable you to expand your practical expertise under supervision, get access to nursing leadership programmes or complete another clinical placement with a Nursing Expert (APN).
At a glance
Degree: Master of Science ZFH in Nursing
Workload: 90 ECTS credits
Duration of study: 3 semesters full-time or 6 semesters part-time
Course structure: Full-time or part-time
Start of the course: September (calendar week 38)
Registration deadline: 31. July
Teaching location: Winterthur
Language of instruction: German, English
Tuition fees: CHF 720 semester fees + additional study and living expenses